Services Times: Sundays @ 8:30am & 11am / Wednesdays @ 12 noon & 7pm Get Directions: 6021 Louisburg Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
Dr. Jeffery Chapman, Sr. is the founder and Senior Pastor of Raleigh North Christian Center, a non-denominational church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Appointed by God to reach the lost, the hurting and the forgotten, Dr. Chapman's ministry promotes sound doctrine and understanding of the Word of God, emphasizing foundational truths and family values.
Through ministering to the men and women of Southeast Raleigh, Dr. Chapman saw that the people were searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places: drugs, alcohol and prostitution. Being led by God, in the summer of 1998, Dr. Chapman began teaching a Friday Night Bible Study in Raleigh's inner-city to better reach the people in their own environment.
In 2000, Dr. Chapman re-entered Seminary to continue his Christian Education. That same year Dr. Chapman initiated Early Sunday Morning Services for a group of homeless people in Garner; as well as Outdoor Church Services on Saturdays in East Raleigh.
In October of 2000, Dr. Chapman started a Bible Study in his home with nine members, and Raleigh North Christian Center was born.Six weeks later, on December 2, 2000, Raleigh North Christian Center had its first Sunday Morning Service on Hargett Street in a halfway house. On December 10, 2000, RNCC began having Sunday Services at Carolina Pines Community Center. In four months, the congregation grew from nine members to 24 members while at Carolina Pines. On April 1, 2001 RNCC moved to Lions Park Community Center, ironically right behind Raleigh North Apartments where Dr. Chapman previously held Outdoor Church Services.
At this time the congregation more than tripled, increasing from 24 members to 90 members. In 2003, Raleigh North Christian Center relocated to its own building on Louisburg Road in North Raleigh, where the exponential growth continued; so much that two services were held each Sunday to accommodate all the people that were coming. God was showing Raleigh North Christian Center great FAVOR. So, in 2008, RNCC purchased land 1.5 miles up from its old location. RNCC opened the doors to its new, much larger, facility at 6021 Louisburg Road in February of 2010. Presently Raleigh North Christian Center is home to over 1500 members and growing, so much so that 20.7 acres of land has been purchased at 5009 Louisburg Rd. This will be RNCC's new campus which will include the enrichment center and a 3000 seat sanctuary.
Dr. Chapman holds a Doctorate Degree in Theology from the North Carolina School of Theology in Wilmington, North Carolina and a Master's Degree in Christian Education from Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia.
A dedicated family man, Dr. Chapman has been married for more than 31 years to his lovely and talented wife, Sandie Hickman Chapman. Together, they are the proud parents of three children: Shannon Chapman Parker (who resides in South Carolina with husband Jesse Parker, son Jesse Joseph Parker III and Eden Parker), Jeffery, Jr. of Raleigh and the Executive Assistant to Pastor and Mariah, the youngest who currently attends Living Arts College. The Chapman family resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.